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The Librarian

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    The Librarian got a reaction from Shirley Lowery for a blog entry, Euphemisms and Jehovah's Witnesses   
    A true follower of Christ and one of Jehovah's Witnesses should remember this paragraph from the Theocratic Ministry School Guidebook.
    I'm guessing Frederick Franz himself wrote this paragraph although @JW Insider might have a better idea.

    These are mild ones...
    I've recently caught some JW"s @tromboneck (sorry to call you out there) using the work "heck" instead of "hell" etc....
    tsk tsk...
    @TrueTomHarley will surely come down on me hard on this one.... I've seen some of his language before. 
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Melinda Mills for a blog entry, Priest Reading JW.org Publications   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from E dub for a blog entry, Buckley, Washington USA   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from E dub for a blog entry, Priest Reading JW.org Publications   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from E dub for a blog entry, Buddhist Monks Thirsty for the Truth   
    What language are they reading?
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    The Librarian got a reaction from E dub for a blog entry, Crushes   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from E dub for a blog entry, Euphemisms and Jehovah's Witnesses   
    A true follower of Christ and one of Jehovah's Witnesses should remember this paragraph from the Theocratic Ministry School Guidebook.
    I'm guessing Frederick Franz himself wrote this paragraph although @JW Insider might have a better idea.

    These are mild ones...
    I've recently caught some JW"s @tromboneck (sorry to call you out there) using the work "heck" instead of "hell" etc....
    tsk tsk...
    @TrueTomHarley will surely come down on me hard on this one.... I've seen some of his language before. 
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    The Librarian got a reaction from E dub for a blog entry, The "Good" Soldier   
    Young men: The lowest aim in your life is to become a soldier. The good soldier never tries to distinguish right from wrong. He never thinks; never reasons; he only obeys. If he is ordered to fire on his fellow citizens, on his friends, on his neighbors, on his relatives, he obeys without hesitation. If he is ordered to fire down a crowded street when the poor are clamoring for bread, he obeys and sees the gray hairs of age stained with red and the life tide gushing from the breasts of women, feeling neither remorse nor sympathy. If he is ordered off as a firing squad to execute a hero or benefactor, he fires without hesitation, though he knows the bullet will pierce the noblest heart that ever beat in human breast.
         A good soldier is a blind, heartless, soulless, murderous machine. He is not a man. He is not a brute, for brutes only kill in self defense. All that is human in him, all that is divine in him, all that constitutes the man has been sworn away when he took the enlistment roll. His mind, his conscience, aye, his very soul, are in the keeping of his officer.
         No man can fall lower than the solder—it is a depth beneath which we cannot go. Keep the boys out of the army. It is hell.
         Down with the army and the navy. We don't need killing institutions. We need life-giving institutions.
    By Jack London
     
    The above essay was censored in the USA....
    CENSORED By the Postmaster General Here is "A Good Soldier," by Jack London, which has aroused the militarists of this nation to the extent that Postmaster General Burleson has barred from the mails envelopes containing this article. The APPEAL TO REASON was threatened with a "fraud order" if it persisted in sending envelopes through the mails containing London's article. The Postmaster General did not even give the APPEAL a chance in the courts. He said: "Either stop circulating 'A Good Soldier' on envelopes or we will close up your doors by refusing to deliver a single piece of mail to you." So in "Free America" the APPEAL has been forced by a War Censor to take this means to circu- late Jack London's criticism of the soldier profession:
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Annie Abbott for a blog entry, Priest Reading JW.org Publications   
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    The Librarian reacted to admin for a blog entry, 'Pentagon Papers'-Leaker Warns, US Is "Close To Nuclear Armageddon"   
    Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon papers which exposed the government’s lies during the Vietnam war is vocalizing a warning. He says the United States is really close to a nuclear Armageddon.
    Ellsberg, now 86-years-old, leaked the Pentagon papers back in 1969 and he’s now got a new book out which serves a warning to those who care to listen.
    According to the Daily Mail, Ellsberg’s 7,000-page report was the WikiLeaks disclosure of its time, a sensational breach of government confidentiality that shook Richard Nixon’s presidency and prompted a Supreme Court fight that was supposed to advance press freedom.

    In his new book, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, Ellsberg details how easy nuclear bombs can be triggered and shot off on a false alarm – and that the president isn’t the only who can launch the nukes, as we are often told. 
    Low-level military commanders are capable of launching nuclear weapons too...
    Adding to fears of a nuclear armageddon is North Korea’s insistence on building a nuclear weapon.  This has created a mass panic in nations all around the globe.  Not to mention, last month, President Donald Trump put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a designation that allows the US to impose more sanctions and risks inflaming tension over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.

    North Korea then denounced Trump’s decision to relist it as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling the move a “serious provocation and violent infringement,” as the rogue nation sentenced the US president to death, saying he “hurt the dignity” of the “supreme leadership.” All of this is alarming, according to Ellsberg, who believes a nuclear war can be started simply by a false alarm.
    Many US citizens falsely believe that only the US president, in this case, Donald Trump can order the use of nuclear weapons. But Trump isn’t the only military commander authorized to launch nuclear weapons, according to the New York Post.
    Ellsberg says that the only way to avoid a nuclear holocaust is full disarmament by the United States and Russia
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Alexa for a blog entry, Buddhist Monks Thirsty for the Truth   
    What language are they reading?
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Alexa for a blog entry, Priest Reading JW.org Publications   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Alexa for a blog entry, Buckley, Washington USA   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Alexa for a blog entry, The "Good" Soldier   
    Young men: The lowest aim in your life is to become a soldier. The good soldier never tries to distinguish right from wrong. He never thinks; never reasons; he only obeys. If he is ordered to fire on his fellow citizens, on his friends, on his neighbors, on his relatives, he obeys without hesitation. If he is ordered to fire down a crowded street when the poor are clamoring for bread, he obeys and sees the gray hairs of age stained with red and the life tide gushing from the breasts of women, feeling neither remorse nor sympathy. If he is ordered off as a firing squad to execute a hero or benefactor, he fires without hesitation, though he knows the bullet will pierce the noblest heart that ever beat in human breast.
         A good soldier is a blind, heartless, soulless, murderous machine. He is not a man. He is not a brute, for brutes only kill in self defense. All that is human in him, all that is divine in him, all that constitutes the man has been sworn away when he took the enlistment roll. His mind, his conscience, aye, his very soul, are in the keeping of his officer.
         No man can fall lower than the solder—it is a depth beneath which we cannot go. Keep the boys out of the army. It is hell.
         Down with the army and the navy. We don't need killing institutions. We need life-giving institutions.
    By Jack London
     
    The above essay was censored in the USA....
    CENSORED By the Postmaster General Here is "A Good Soldier," by Jack London, which has aroused the militarists of this nation to the extent that Postmaster General Burleson has barred from the mails envelopes containing this article. The APPEAL TO REASON was threatened with a "fraud order" if it persisted in sending envelopes through the mails containing London's article. The Postmaster General did not even give the APPEAL a chance in the courts. He said: "Either stop circulating 'A Good Soldier' on envelopes or we will close up your doors by refusing to deliver a single piece of mail to you." So in "Free America" the APPEAL has been forced by a War Censor to take this means to circu- late Jack London's criticism of the soldier profession:
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Alexa for a blog entry, Crushes   
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    The Librarian reacted to Alexa for a blog entry, Fertilized duck egg offered by vendors   
    Its common to asked by someone "Have you eaten balut? Do you want to taste later?" It so easy to be tempted and eat later on. Because its hard to explain them scriptural principles regarding our basis for not eating fertilized duck egg. 
    Its important to let them know you are one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Their reaction? They might already know we don't eat or agree with blood transfusions. If they ask "why", you can remember Paul's word in Acts 15:29. He knows good health means to abstain in blood. You can show them fascinating scriptural basis of our belief. You can ask them to eat barbeque or cracklings instead. 
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Deje Mobly for a blog entry, Crushes   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Bible Speaks for a blog entry, Crushes   
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    The Librarian reacted to admin for a blog entry, Great Minds   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Rockchild for a blog entry, Buddhist Monks Thirsty for the Truth   
    What language are they reading?
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Rockchild for a blog entry, Priest Reading JW.org Publications   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Blanchie DeGrate for a blog entry, Buckley, Washington USA   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from JAMMY for a blog entry, Buddhist Monks Thirsty for the Truth   
    What language are they reading?
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    The Librarian got a reaction from JAMMY for a blog entry, Priest Reading JW.org Publications   
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    The Librarian got a reaction from Queen Esther for a blog entry, Buckley, Washington USA   

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